The ADMB Foundation aims to generally improve data analysis and non-linear statistical modeling and to coordinate development and promote use of the ADModel Builder software. The field of fisheries has had a central role in the development of ADMB and there are literally thousands of ADMB applications in fisheries.
The Foundation has established a small number of special awards to recognize outstanding achievement in the application of statistical modeling in fisheries. These awards will be presented to the author(s) of the best papers presented at fisheries meetings meetings with preference to paper presented by students and scientists from developing countires.
The outstanding achievement will be judged on the basis of:
- Integration of diverse data
- Creative solution of computational problems
- Analytical innovations
- Contribution to the goals of the ADMB Foundation
by a special committee nominated by ADMB Foundation members.